Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Ronda Rousey

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This week, I’m sharing a quote from Ronda Rousey’s book My Fight Your Fight.  This book in my opinion is excellent, 5 stars, it truly moved me this year (see my previous blog Book Review on it).  This quote specifically speaks to me, because how many times do we fight ourselves? As women, we judge ourselves quickly.  I think men judge too – but as a woman, I know for sure we are guilty of judging, it’s innate, part of the DNA.

Right now I’m working on my first novel, I feel differently about the process this go around – yes, I’ve attempted this before, a couple of times.  I’m not fighting myself about it, this go around.  The inner critic has some duct tape over its mouth and is tied up in the basement.  I feel wiser, a little more experienced.  I hired a writing coach, where we mesh personality wise, to push me along.  I’m in the ring and I’m fighting for it.  I want to win.  It may not be perfect, I may get beat up some, but I’m coming out of that ring a winner.

What are you fighting yourself about? Are you ready to take those steps to stop fighting yourself and win? Let me know in the comments below, love hearing from you. If you can relate and enjoyed the quote, simply hit the like button.

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This is the first time I’ve participated in Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  It is organised by Colleen from Silver Threading, it is a  weekly series in which bloggers share the quotes that inspire them. Go check it out and join in the fun.  Also, thanks to Melissa Barker-Simpson, who I saw her post to urge others to participate.  See, blogging communities bring like souls together – it’s awesome!

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12 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Ronda Rousey”

  1. It is awesome, Cassie, and I’m so glad you took part 🙂 I think you’re right about the way we doubt ourselves; as people, as writers (add in any role!), and it’s an excellent quote. It’s a fight we will always lose, because there is no winner. The inner critic can never be truly silenced, and I deal with mine by listening with ‘half an ear’ I know I’m always going to be my own worst critic, but there are times when what she’s saying makes sense. So I take some of it on board, and discuss my doubts with people I trust – which brings us back to the wonderful community we have here! Thanks for sharing your inspiration 😀

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  2. I love the idea of putting duct tape over the mouth of the inner critic. An absolute imperative for first draft writing. This is my first week participating in Colleen’s great post idea, too. Nice to connect.

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  3. When we fight with others, it’s always due to this feeling that we are right and other party is wrong. Who wins? Of course whosoever is righteous and right.
    When fighting with ourselves, the good and the bad is all within us. That’s the struggle. Eventually, the winner is the good side of us. And if per chance the baddy in us wins, we lose anyway because it doesn’t leave us happy.
    How do my thoughts apply on writing? Oh well…

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  4. Hi Cassie! There are pros and cons to having an inner critique. You can push yourself to go further or you can bash yourself until your self-esteem is one with the gutter. Reaching that middle ground is important. Love the quote and intrigued about the book. 😉 All the best!

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